How Has Your Art or Writing Changed in The Last Five Years?

From Miriam Sagan

Miriam's Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond

Miriam’s Well is looking for submissions on this theme. Short or long, personal or philosophical–a chance to self reflect and even promo new work!
Please send pieces to msagan1035@aol.com–visuals welcome.

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“Encorazonadxs: On the Art of Writing and Creating Community From the Heart”

Insight and heart from the source….

ire'ne lara silva

Keynote delivered July 28, 2018 at El Tallercito’s 1st Writers Conference, Dallas, TX

 It was some years ago when I first heard the word ‘encorazonado’ but I understood it, felt the rightness of it, in that very moment. To live from your heart. To so embody your heart—your love, your generosity, your warmth, your light—that you would be known by those qualities. Known by your heart rather than by your mind or your reputation or your influence.

I believe that what the heart most deeply longs to do is to give. Its truest function is to make a gift of itself. And I believe that art is born from this same longing. From a desire to give, to give of yourself, to give what is uniquely yours to give.

We know this instinctively. Every book that we have ever loved, every work of art that has ever spoken…

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Interview with Scott Thomas Outlar, Author of “Songs of A Dissident”

Interesting 2016 interview of Scott Thomas Outlar

Geosi Reads

Photo: Scott Thomas Outlar Photo: Scott Thomas Outlar

Brief Biography:

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site 17Numa where links to his published poetry and fiction can be found. The site also features a page with an extensive list of links to literary venues, as well as a page dedicated to the work of other contemporary writers and artists. Scott’s chapbook “Songs of A Dissident” will be released in January 2016 through Transcendent Zero Press. His words have appeared recently in venues such as Yellow Chair Review, Dissident Voice, Dead Snakes, Harbinger Asylum, and Section 8 Magazine. He is always happy to connect with new people, so feel free to reach out and contact him on Facebook and Twitter.

Geosi Gyasi: To begin with, I find your obligatory biography quite intriguing. What do you mean by saying you “survived both the primordial fire and the cataclysmic flood”?

Scott Thomas Outlar: I, like everyone else…

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Exciting Announcement!

A pd lyons limited edition

Pdlyons's Explorations

When You Worship Swans No Longer: Poetry by

by P D Lyons

Poetry inspired by the village of Fore County Westmeath and surrounding areas of Ireland, by an Irish American poet.

Special First Edition Limited to 150: each numbered and signed by the poet.

Price includes worldwide shipping by regular post in padded envelope.

20.00 dollars US/15 euros Ireland/20 euros rest of Europe/15. sterling

Items shipped upon receipt of order (purchase through Paypal)

Contact: pdlyonspoet@yahoo.co.uk

With your shipping information and any queries.

Additional inscription on request.

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Thank you in advance for supporting this project!

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Fronteriza (a review of Donna Snyder’s upcoming book)

A review from 2014

Spectral Lyre

Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States (Frida Kahlo) Self-portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States (Frida Kahlo)

Speak to me in Spanish. I’ll hear all vowels and no consonants. I’ll understand all nouns and no verbs, miss the plot but grasp the emotion.

To read a poem by Donna Snyder is to be transported to a variegated and vivid neighborhood of ideas.

This is a place which could not strictly be located within a geography text, because it has emerged within a community of languages, cultures, flavors, textures and creative expressions that exists along the border-lands between the United States and Mexico, and from the Celtic consciousness of a fiery red-head.

I first became acquainted with the work of Donna Snyder when she was known in online writing circles as “Fronteriza,” which seems a fitting way to describe a poet, advocate, and activist who has extended herself  as a bridge between languages, cultures, and genders for many years. Her writing is populated by visionary imagery and…

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